Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
Fierce Conversations by Susan Scott
OneConversation at a time.
is guaranteed to change the trajectory of a career, a
company, a relationship, or a life –
Any single conversation can.
We’ve all had them…
The idea behind Fierce Conversations was born in the business world has been effectively applied in the world of education, personal lives, leadership, and I believe it is how Jesus calls us to change the world, one conversation at a time.
Acts 13, 14, 17…
John 4, 21…
Sometimes conversations are meant for another purpose, remember Genesis 3…
Where we start depends on where we live and who we encounter.
Where we go is settled—it’s where Christ died and rose victoriously over death.
Remember, the conversation is the relationship… Baptizing someone isn’t what keeps them in fellowship…
We work so hard on what to say
We forget what to be…
Our careers, our companies, our personal relationships, and our very lives succeed or fail gradually, then suddenly, one conversation at a time.
All conversations are with myself and sometimes they involve other people.
We always gather evidence to validate what we think the truth is…
Self-Talk, what are you telling yourself? Is it positive or negative?
James 1:15 …after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death.
The Conversation is the Relationship
The number one reason that people get fired is because of the lack of EQ not IQ.
The most important relationship is the one we have with our Lord, consider John 15.
Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me. 5 “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. 6 If you do not remain in me, you are like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned.
Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.
Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.
But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect,
How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? 15 And how can anyone preach unless they are sent? As it is written: “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!”
What conversation do you need to have with God today?